Sometimes, as a creative being, we find ourselves in a position where we think we’re creating something new when we have, in actual fact, done it before. Some people might call this a personal motif, a signature that characterises what we do. Others would see it as creative bankruptcy; a sign that the end of… Read more.
Drew Lane returns to AussieTheatre with a column on getting things done. Recently, I think I’ve stumbled across something that might actually hit home for some people. I guess that it’s about the roadblocks that we face as creative beings, between trying to produce what our hearts and souls drive us to create and living… Read more.
Over the coming months, Drew Lane will be presenting a series of blogs which focus on new music theatre in Australia… This year, I’ll be doing some interviews with up and coming musical theatre writers and composers for AussieTheatre. This is obviously something very close to my own heart (being a musical theatre composer myself!), and… Read more.
First of all, thanks to everyone who have been reading my little blog here on AussieTheatre.com… It’s great to have your readership and I love reading your comments! So, I’d like to do a sequel to probably my most read, commented on, re-tweeted and reposted article 10 Songs NOT To Audition With, with ten more! Many… Read more.
Here’s a topic that is sure to send some people into conniptions … what are the songs that you should never choose to audition with? Of course, any list like this is completely subjective – and open to ridicule and derision. But, in my defence, I’ve played for and been behind the desk of enough… Read more.
Drew Lane guides us through the dreaded creative block with some helpful advice about ‘getting creative’. Thought I’d try something different for this week … 😉 As many of you may know, I’m a musical theatre composer – yes, as naffy as it sounds when I say it, I write musicals. I’ve been doing it… Read more.
Two weeks ago, I posted 20 bits of advice that I gleaned from my time with Stephen Schwartz last year during the Festival of Broadway. Today, I bring you Part 2! Again, these thoughts are very much aimed at the writer/composer of musicals, so I hope you find them useful! Words of Wisdom from Stephen… Read more.
Everyone has had their start in the world of the theatrical arts somewhere. It may not have been the most auspicious of arenas, but it the moment that we can recall as “the beginning”. A casual look at the plethora of “reality talent shows” in TV will inevitably have the traditional “first time” episode, where… Read more.
In 2010, I had the pleasure to perform for and see other works performed for Stephen Schwartz, composer ofWicked, Godspell, Pippin and numerous Disney films. For 6 days, I gleaned as much as I could from listening to and learning from Stephen, and now I hope to be able to pass some of these gems of… Read more.
Drew Lane shares his notes from a session with Broadway star Liz Callaway. Last year, during the Festival of Broadway, the amazing Liz Callaway (voice of Anya in Anastasia, Broadway star and recording artist) gave a singing masterclass for a group of singers, which myself and other guests were allowed to sit in on. It was an amazing… Read more.